Week 10 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings (PPR): T.J Hockenson becomes more and more valuable

Last week, Travis Kelce crowned himself tight end fantasy king once again with 25.90 fantasy points to tack on to his gigantic lead amongst tight end fantasy points. Irv Smith came out of nowhere for the Vikings with two touchdowns to land fourth on the standings, while Jonnu Smith caught life after having three straight weeks with under five points and coming up with 11.20 this week for the tenth spot. Check out who will make the tight end fantasy football rankings list for week ten of fantasy football.

RankNameAverage PointsWeek 10 OpponentWeek 10 Projection
1Darren Waller13.9DEN14.15
2T.J Hockenson12.8WSH10.3
3Evan Engram9.3PHI9.85
4Jimmy Graham10.6MIN8.85
5Rob Gronkowski8.6@ CAR9.8
6Austin Hooper8.1HOU9.15
7Jonnu Smith11.3IND9
8Hunter Henry9.3@ MIA8.25
9Noah Fant11.6@ LV9.1
10Jared Cook10.1SF8.7
11Eric Ebron9.2CIN8.2
12Mo-Allie Cox8.1@ TEN3.85
13Dallas Goedert8.8@ NYG9.65
14Robert Tonyan10.7JAX7.7
15Jordan Reed8.2@ NO7.35
16Mike Gesicki8.4LAC7.2
17Logan Thomas8.2@ DET6.85
18Tyler Higbee9.1SEA6.35
19Irv Smith Jr.5.4@ CHI5.75
20Trey Burton9.1@ TEN8.55


Tier One Tight Ends

Darren Waller will be the clear number one tight end on the week without Travis Kelce playing in week 10 due to the Chiefs’ bye week. Waller has 111.4 fantasy points this season, which averages to 13.9 points per game, and ranks second behind Travis Kelce. Last week Waller had five catches for 22 yards and one touchdown against the Chargers to land him 7th on the tight end standings. Next week Waller and the Raiders will play the Denver Broncos in an important divisional game.

T.J Hockenson deserves a lot of credit for his role with the Lions this season because his expectations were not high. Through Kenny Golladay’s injuries, he has stepped up for the Lions, scoring in five of their eight games this season and four times in the last five games. Hockenson is averaging 12.8 fantasy points per game and is ranked third in total points this season for tight ends. Washington has allowed the sixth-most points to tight ends in fantasy this season, so he should be due for a solid week.

Evan Engram started this season pretty rough with only one game over ten points through six weeks of the season. Since then, he has not had a game under 10 points in the last three weeks. Last week, Engram put up his first receiving score of the season along with five catches for 48 yards against the Giants’ win over Washington. This week, the Giants will take on the Eagles in a crucial divisional matchup. The last time these two teams faced off, Engram put up close to 11 fantasy points. Look for him to do the same this week against the Eagles at home.

Jimmy Graham has surprised his fantasy owners this season with a solid 10.6 fantasy average on the season. He is ranked sixth in total fantasy points this season. Last week, he put up his second-highest point total of the season with 17.5 fantasy points against the Tennessee Titans from six catches, 55 yards, and one touchdown. Graham looks to be the Bears’ second option behind Allen Robinson, and he should have a top-five week against division rival Minnesota Vikings next week.

Rob Gronkowski cooled down from a serious hot streak last week with 1.2 fantasy points. The three weeks before that game Gronkowski was averaging 16.7 fantasy points per game. He is still averaging 8.6 points per game this season and should continue to have the hot hand against the Panthers next week. He has projected 9.8 fantasy points next week against his division rival in week 10.

Week 10 Tight End Streamers

Mo-Allie Cox has struggled with injury and is currently battling a knee injury that made him limited in practice in Tuesday’s practice this week. He is only rostered in 3.1% of ESPN fantasy football leagues and would be an excellent streamer next week if he is healthy. He will be facing the Tennessee Titans who have allowed the 12th most fantasy points to tight ends this season. Last week, Jimmy Graham had 17.5 fantasy points against them.

Irv Smith Jr. popped off last week against the Detroit Lions for two touchdowns. However, he has had three games over 10 fantasy points in his last four games this season. Smith Jr. is only rostered in 4.4% of fantasy leagues on ESPN. They take on the Chicago Bears next week and if the Vikings’ wide receivers get locked up by the Bears’ terrific secondary, be prepared for Irv Smith Jr. to be a bailout option in the passing game for the Vikings.

Bounce Back

Logan Thomas had a down week for fantasy with only three catches for 28 yards against the Giants in their three-point loss. That totaled him at 5.8 fantasy points for the week last week. Before that, he put up 16 and 13.2 fantasy points in his last two weeks. He should be due for a bounce-back against the Detroit Lions next week in week 10.

Jared Cook missed out on the action-packed offensive game against the Buccaneers on Sunday night with only two catches for 30 yards. Before this game, he had only had two games under 10 points on the season. He has gotten in the endzone in three of the past four weeks and should see more action next week against San Francisco. The 49ers have allowed the fifth least amount of fantasy points to tight ends this season, but their focus will be centered around Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara on offense, freeing up the tight end Cook.

Tough Matchup

Jonnu Smith finally had his bounce-back week last week against the Chicago Bears with two catches for 32 yards and one touchdown. However, Jonnu and the Titans will take on the Indianapolis Colts next week, who have allowed the least amount of points to tight ends this season. I still think he can have a top ten week if the Colts lock up the Titans receivers and Derrick Henry. But, his production will certainly not be the same as usual.

Mark Andrews has been a sob story for his owners in fantasy this season. He has had three games over 15 points this season, but five games under 10 points this season. He has averaged around 5.17 fantasy points in the last three weeks as the Ravens continue to mostly run the ball on offense. Next week, Andrews faces off against the Patriots, who have allowed the second least amount of fantasy points to tight ends this season. If you thought his comeback was coming this week, I think it is time to rethink his value as a TE1.

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